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Mavi Guesthouse

Kutlugun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #209 of 916 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Although not recommended for those who look for high-end conditions, as a budget accomodation it is really nice. The location is as good as it gets: you can see the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque from the rooftop. The price is low, which in Istanbul is to be appreciated, and the owner Ali is really helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My friends and I stayed at this hostel and we were glad we did. Everybody in the staff is very kind and helpful -- I even had a terrible mishap and lost my passport and Ali went above and beyond to help me sort everything out, I really have no words for how helpful and patient he was. The hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The location was the reason we picked to stay here but it turned out to have many, many more benefits. Ali really made our time in Istanbul! He gave us recommendations from the times to see certain sites, how long to stay, where to eat and what to order, some phrases to use...etc. The night we arrived they hosted a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It was great to stay at Mavi Guesthouse - prices are good and the location excellent: literally around the corner from Ayasofya, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. Staff are helpful and friendly and manager Ali has a great sense of humour :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I'm very glad that I spent my one-week vacation in Istanbul as a Mavi guest. People there are very lovely, trying to do everything so you would feel welcome. Location is also a strong point of this hostel, cause everything is near. Special thanks to Reza!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my staying at mavi guesthouse.stuff in the hostel is wonderful and extremely helpful (especially Reza,thank you so much). They will do anything to make you feel welcome and at home.. We stayed in the rooftop bedroom and it was nice, but I would suggest you to take room with 8 or less beds.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

we needed a cheap place to stay for a few nights and we decided not to be pretentious about the conditions that much, because compared to other places at that price it was really really close to the main attractions. it was not the middle of the season when we stayed there and that was in our benefit, it would... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A nice place to stay if you are visiting for only a short period of time. The staff and the other people from the hostel were very friendly, always helped us no matter what problems we've had. I would recommend this place only if you stay for a short period of time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Unfortunately the Mavi ONUR guesthouse is closed. Instead, do not try it. It is a terrible place, smelly and the owner stiffed us. This area there are slightly more expensive, but more good guesthouses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The hostel has a great location and view (city center and just a few minutes walk from Topkapi palace). The staff is very helpful, friendly and kind. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Toilettes and showers look a bit old but clean enough. Best budget price. I definitely would stay at Mavi Gesthouse again.

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